Football NewsThierry Henry Baffled By Arteta’s Decision to Take off Aubameyang in their Loss to United
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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry questioned Mikel Arteta’s decision to take off Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 3-2 defeat at Manchester United.

The Gunners boss substituted Aubameyang in the 79th minute, bringing on Alexandre Lacazette, with his side chasing an equalizer at Old Trafford. As a result, Henry was baffled by the move on Thursday night.

He said, “One thing I couldn’t understand is, Aubameyang is your captain, he is your goal scorer, you put him as a captain. Fifteen minutes to go, you are losing 3-2, and you take him off”.

“3-2 away from home, and you take your captain, your symbol, off the field, and you know he can score you goals. Something is not right there”.

“He has all the right in the world to take him off but if I’m captain, I’ll be going on the bench I’m not playing well but that shows ‘do they still trust me”.

Also, former Newcastle star, Alan Shearer echoed Henry’s sentiments claiming that “all is not well” between Aubameyang and Arteta.

“He hasn’t scored in a while and didn’t look like scoring tonight. But having said that I totally agree with what Thierry is saying”. Shearer said.

“He’s your go to guy, skipper, in desperate need of a goal. Think that tells you all’s not well if manager’s dragging him off with 15 minutes to go”.

Arsenal took the lead in bizarre fashion in the 13th minute when Emile Smith Rowe drilled a shot into the unguarded goal from the edge of the box with from a corner keeper David De Gea lying on the ground, clutching his foot after he was stood on by team-mate Fred.

The home side levelled through Bruno Fernandes just before half-time and Cristiano Ronaldo put United ahead in the 52nd minute with a clinical strike.

Arsenal struck back quickly through Martin Odegaard but Ronaldo scored the winner from the penalty spot after referee Martin Atkinson went to the pitch side monitor and ruled that Fred had been brought down by Odegaard.